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SGHLEY COURT OF INQUIRY
DISMISSED BY THE SECRETARY HE APPROVES THE FINDINGS OF FACT AND OPINION OF THE MAJORITY. GENERAL MILES REPRIMANDED FOR PUBLISHED INTERVIEW Expressing an Opinion In the Sampson-Schley Controversy-President Demands Resignation of Historian Maclay. Washington, Dec. 21.-A determi- YI nation on the part of the administra- to tion to absolutely terminate further b( discussion of the Sampson-Scheyl con troversy took shape in the publica tion today of some remar1 abie cor respondence that has passed between Secretary Root and Lieutenant Gen eral Miles relative to the latters' in terview in a Cincinnati news- A paper, commenting upon the findings of the Schley court. When the interview appeared it at tracted considerable attention unof- L ficially, but after the lapse of two S days without any sign of official ac- n tion, the conclusion became general fi that the interview would be ignored. o Therefore the publication this af ternoon of the full correspondence a on this subject created a sensation in a army and navy circles. It is seldom t] that so severe a reprimand is admin- h istered to an officer of high rank in c the service. What the result will be cannot be foretold, although it is assumed that t General Miles will submit withcut further comment. The nearest parallel to this case n of late years, excluding the incidents s connected with the celebrated beef 4 inquiry, was that of Rear Admiral Richard Mead, who, upon returning from a cruise in Venezuelan waters with Commodore White's squadron, accorded an interview to a New York newspaper, severely criticising the administration for its lack of vigor in dealing with the Venezuelan ques tion. The outcome of that case was the retirement of the rear admiral from active service. That General Miles appreciates the situation is shown by the deep con cern he manifested today and his frequent visits to the office of Secre tary Root. It was necessary for him to write two letters to meet the de mands and even then there was no expression of satisfaction on the sec retary's part at the second explana tion. However, Secretary Root him self regards the incident as closed. At least ne does not propose to take any action unless obliged to do so. inhis letter of reprimand, Secretary Root says in part: "Your explanation of the public statement made by you is not suf ficient. You are in error if you sup pose you have the same right as any other citizen to express publicly an opinion regarding official questions pending. In the course of military dis cjpline the established invariable uiles of official propriety necessary to the effective discipline of the ser vice impose limitations upon the pub lic expressions of military officers with which your experience should have made you familiar. Your duty is to express your opinion on such matters when it is called for by of ficial superiors, or in the due course of official reports, and recommenda tions and not otherwise. It is of no consequence on whose side your opin ion was or what it was. You had no ,business in the controversy and no right, holding the office you did, to express any opinion. Your conduct was in violation of the regulation above cited, and the rules of official propriety, and you are justly liable to censure which I now express." The fact that simultaneously with the publication of the Miles corre spondence, Secretary Root gave out a copy of Secretary Long's letter di recting that Maclay's resignation be requested, taken in connection with the publication this morning of the final chapters of the Schley case, so far as it has figured before the navy department, is taken as an indication of the president's purpose to clear the official records of all pending issues in that matter.. Secretary Root's pub lication of the letter directing that Maclay's resignation be demanded is explained by the fact that he left the white house some time after Secre tary Long had been there and thus was in a position to carry out the president's latest wish in the matter. Following is the order published this afternoon by the secretary of war: "Navy Department, Washington, Dec. 20--To Rear Admiral A. 8. Bark er, Coinmanding the Navy Yard, New York: I am directed by the president t to ask Edgar S. Maclay, special la borer, general storekeepers' office s navy yard, New York, to send in his C resignation. Very respectfully, (Signed) "JOHN D. LONG, "Secretary." SECRETARY LONG ACTS. Approves Findings of the Majority Report. Washington, Dec. 21-Secretary Long has disposed finally of the i Schley case so far as the navy depart- 4 ment is concerned by acting upon the findings and conclusion of the court of inquiry. He approved the findings of fact and the opinion of the full court, he approved the majority opinion where there is a difference in the court, holds the court could not enter into a consideration of the question of com mand at the battle of Santiago, and e finally he accepts the recommenda t tion that no further proceedings shall be had, and dismisses the court of inquiry. The secretary also has de e nied the application of Admiarl Samp son's counsel to enter upon an in quiry into the question of command and has notified Admiral Schley's g counsel of that fact as a reason for declining to hear them on that point. *k Arbitrary and Tyrannical. 1e Baltimore, Dec. 21.-Isidore Rayner, r attorney general of Maryland, and s. counsel for Admiral Schley, when is shown the decision of Secretary Long al tonight, declared: "The whole thing is arbitrary and ie tyrannical." He manifested great n. surprise and indignation. "The court is decided the case," said he, "without e. considering the testimony of Admiral m Schley and his witnesses, and Secre Le- tary Long seems to have decided it ao without so much as permitting us to ýc- file a reply to the protest filed by Ad -. miral Sampson's attorneys. m- "The whole proceeding is too arbi ,j, trary and tyrannical for me now to ke discuss. I really wonder whether the 3. people who live under free institu ry tions will tolerate the exercise of such despotic measures.. lic "You ask me what our next step' of- will be. I do not know unless the lp- president intervenes. There is a ny power in the courts to compel the an secretary to file the dissenting opin ins ion of Admiral Dewey whether he is- agrees with it or not. We will de -le termine later what proceedings we iry will adopt." TAKE NO PART IN ELECTION MASEO PARTY WILL STAY AWAY FROM POLLS. All Candidates of Party Withdraw and Members of Election Boards Asked to Resign. Havana, Dec. 21.-The supporters of General Maso in his candidacy for the presidency of the republic have decided to take no part in the com ing elections, on December 31. All the candidates of the party have been withdrawn, and the Maso members of the provincial boards have been re quested to resign. These steps were decided on after the reception of a letter from the governor general re fusing to grant the party representa tion on the board of scrutiny or an extension of time, in which to modify the voting districts. At a meeting of the party leaders a resolution was adopted declaring that "The central board is a coalition of partisans and Geheral Maso, after exhausting ev ery means to insure impartiality, rec titude and justice at the coming elec tions, has become convinced that neither in official circles in the Unit ed States nor in Cuba does the inten tion exist to see that the elections are carried out with sufficient legality to reflect the real wish of the Cubans, who are desirous of independence and anxious to freely elect their first constitutional government." It was voted to inform Secretary Root of the decision arrived at and also to publish the manifesto to the country. Besides having the so-called con- I servatives with him, Maso is said to have a strong following among the blacks in the country districts and it is intimated in Havana tonight that this element may not take kindly to the condition of things, and may cause trouble. Maso's conservative leaders, however, say they have no fear. ARBITRATION COMMISSION. Arch Bishop Ireland Optomistic on the Subject. Chicago, Dec. 21,-Arch Bishop Ire land of St. Paul was in Chicago for a few hours today on his way home from New York, and commented with much optimism on the recent forma tion in the metropolis of the arbitra tion commission. The conference, he said, was a great success, both on ac count of the character of the men who took part in it, their object, the course which they propose to pursue, and of the possibilities of the results to follow. It was no small thing to bring together the labor leaders of the country, and the employers repre senting the largest industrial con cerns, as well as those men who spoke for' public opinion and general principles of the justice rather thab for the special interests of labor or capital. t GAGE'S SUCCESSOR. t Governor Crane of Massachusetts Said to Be President's Choice. Washington, Dec. 21.-While no of ficial confirmation can be obtained at the white house it is believed that President Roosevelt has offered the treasury portfolio to Governor Crane of Massachusetts, and the latter now has the tender under advisement. CHICAGO COAL FAMINE ARRANGING TO CLOSE FACTOR IES ON MONDAY. Tenants of Office Buildings Are Work ing in Their Overcoats Elevators Stop. Chicago, Dec. 20.-A crisic will be reached Sunday in Chicago's coal famine if the cold weather continues. Frantic appeals were made for fuel by the largest merchants today of the biggest dealers in the commodity Elevators were actually closed in some of the skyscrapers, while the tenants of the office buildings worked in their overcoats on account of lack of heat. Apartment building occu pants suffered because of a shortage of steam while many factories and in dustrial institutions perfected arrange ments for closing their plants Mon day, begging coal enough to keep their buildings warm until the famine pass ed. e Owing to a shortage of cars dealers see little prospect of relief. COLD SPELL BROKE. Chicago Coal Shortage Relieved to That Extent. Chicago, Dec. 21.-Chicago has passed the most serious aspect of the coal shortage and after Monday man ufacturing and big down town build ings will be in better position to fight the possibility of anything approach a famine.. The coming of Sunday and the ap parent break in the cold spell are the two things that bring about this change in conditions. Died of Injuries. Sioux Falls, S. D., Dec. 21.-F. W. s Pettigrew, brother of ex-Senator R.F. or Pettigrew, died tonight from injuries e sustained two weeks ago. He had left his house and was walking to ward his barn. Shortly afterward he 11 was found unconscious on the road n and is supposed to have been run over by a team. For two weeks he hover e- ed between life and death, and never ' recovered consciousnss. e- Marconi Will Wed. a- Indianapolis, Dec. 20.-Miss Jose In phine Holman, the fiancee of Signor !Y Marconi, left this afternoon for New ig York, where she will join her sister. -s It is understood that Miss Holman al will meet Signor Marconi in New York id and it is possible that their marriage v- may occur at an early date. c c- Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets at are sold on a positive guarantee. it- Cures heart-burn, raising of food, dis n- tress after eating or any form of dyspepsia.. One little tablet gives immediate relief. 25c and 50c. For Ly sale by Chapple Drug Co. VENIZUELAN I REVOLUTION FRESH OUTBREAKS AGAINST GOVERNMENT OF CASTRO. RAILROADS ARE DESTROYED Telegraph and Telephone Lines Cut .. -United States Orders Warship to Venezuelan Waters. Willesmstad, Island of Curacao, Dec. 21.-General Luciano Mendoza, i president-elect of the state of Car- 1 ibobo, Senor Antonio Fernando, war t minister under President Andrade, and Senor Lutoski, war minister in former President Crespo's cabinet re belled Thursday against President Castro, near Lavitoria. The revolu tionists reached Cagua, on the way to Vila DeCura, where their partizans had concentrated from all of the sur rounding districts. The movement, it is asserted, had long been premediated, and is in ac cord with that of General Maltos, who is expected at Martinique tomorrow. It is considered a terrible blow against President Castro, who immediately upon learning of the uprising dis patched troops from Mara Caibo by rail but found the lines destroyed at Cagua. Traffic on the German rail road is interrupted and telephone and telegraph lines have been cut. Another uprising, it is reported has taken place near Valcencia, and it is t said that the entire country is ready t to take up arms against the adminis e tration of General Castro. e The government censorship is v strictly enforced. Official circles in Carsacas consider the Mendoza movement an extremely serious one and fear that other up risings will occur. Ordered to Venezuelan Waters. Washington, Dec. 21.-Reports have reached here of a serious outbreak in Venezuela. Details are not obtain able at this instant, but the news so far received, it is understood, has 1fed the navy department to dispatch a warship to Venezuelan waters. The nearest ship is the Buffalo at Port of Spain, and it is probable the choice has fallen upon her. FOUGHT OVER HAY STACKS FATHER AND TWO SONS KILLED BY MAN NAMED ROBERTS. After the Shooting the Murderer Rode Home and Bade His Wife Good Bye and Left. Lawton, O. T., Dec. 21.-Twenty two miles northwest of Lawton, late yesterday, John Roberts shot and kill ed George and John Higginbottom, brothers, and probably fatally wound ed their father, Charles N. Higginbot tom, as the result of a quarrel over the division of a qtantity of hay. All are farmers. Roberts shot George and his father from behind, killing the boy instantly. He shot John while the latter was attempting to raise his wounded father. John fell to the ground, but managed to empty his revolver at Roberts but without effect. Roberts waited until Higgin bottom had exhausted his ammunition and then cooly walking up to him ,placed his gun close to the prostrate mans' body and fired, the shot killing him instantly.. Roberts then mount ed his horse, rode home, bade his wife good bye and left. BIG MINING SUIT. Verdict for Plaintiff for Nearly Half a Million. Council Bluffs, Dec. 21.-The jury in the Doyle-Burns mining suit in which James Doyle asked for a mil lion dollars in stock and dividends of the Portland company, returned a rverdict late this afternoon, awarding the plaintiff $446,922.73. Burns' at torneys at once gave notice of a mo tion for a new trial and will argue it next Saturday. If a new trial is not r granted Senator Patterson will ap peal to the higher court. Killed in Coal Mine. k Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 21-John e and Michael Ahlenbrecht, brothers, were killed and Dominick Phellip pinni seriously injured by a fall of rock in No. 6 mine of the Pennsyl vania Coal company at Pittston this ;- afternoon. The men were boring down 1 coal when they were overwhelmed. It was several hours before. the bodies were recovered. Rooms 17 and 18 Gruwell Building. Day Phone 131. Night Phone 173. Vaccinate Your Cattle PARKE, DAVIS 4 CO.'S BLACKLEGOIDS (Blackleg Vaccine Pills) WILL POSITIVELY PROTECT THEM FROM BLACKLEG. Our Blacklesoids afford the simplest, safest, surest method of vaccination. No filtering is necessary, no measuring, no mixing. Each Blacklegold is an exact dose, and it is quickly and easily administered with our Blacklegoid Injector. While still marketing our "Blackleg Vaccine Improved," we recommend the use of our Blacliegolda because of their abso lute accuracy of dosage and their ease of administra tion. Ask your druggist for them and you will get a vaccine that is reliable, a vaccine that has stood Baekle.ld every test. Write us for literature-free on request. BranV Cheus Ngo; York. Is On I, ns a itBlmo, Newi PARKE, DAVIS , CO., Detroit, Mich. ondo:.as.Csw; Wk.r.,o.; HELD ON 8U8PPICION. Omaha Detectives Have a Man They - Believe is "Butch" Cassidy. Omaha, Dec. 21.-A man giving the name of Clinton Virning was arrested by detectives. He is being held by the police as a suspect in connection with the Great Northern Express company robbery in Montana last August. Virning answers the descrip tion of "Butch" Cassidy, one of the alleged robbers. The suspect bears a striking resem blance to Cassidy, and the police are holding him for the Bertillon meas urements. PROTECTION GUARANTEED Chinese Christians Who Will Return to Their Homes-Murdered Converts Eulogized. Pekin, Dec. 20.-The officials of Tung Chow have given a number of native Christians who were massacred last year a remarkable funeral. This action was taken in accordance with s an agreement between the mission aries and the officials by which the r missionaries were to refrain from de r manding the punishment of those guilty of murdering the Christians if the officials would make public atone ment for the crimes and impress the proper respect for the missionaries e and converts. The funeral procession k traveled the principal streets of the - walled city of Tung Chow. There 0 were 70 coffins to be buried and these d were followed by hundreds of rela a tives of the victims. The procession ie was composed of a company of Chi ) nese cavalry, a company of infantry, !e several bands and hundreds of men carrying guady funeral emblems. The procession took two hours to pass the 8 reviewing stand, where were gather ed the city officials, General Ma, com mander of the Chinese troops who be seiged Tein Tsin, Mr. Conger, Amer ican minister to. China, and many D American and English missionaries. An immense crowd gathered and wit nessed the funeral services at the cemetery. The Chinese troops, the missionaries and the white clad mourners in the center near the grave.. Chinese officials from villages where the Christian converts had been mas sacred attended the funeral and bow ed before the banners and they eulo ,y. gized the Christians for having died in te defense of their faith. Those officials 11- subsequently signed documents guar m, anteeing protection to the Chinese d- Christians if they would return to t- their homes. The missionaries and the Chinese 11 Christians traveled in a special train from Pekin to Hung-Chow. After the funeral services in the temple the ha Chinese officials tendered a banquet to to the missionaries and the converts. ell Similar funerals will be held in other towns. APPROPRIATION EXHAUSTED. Bureau of Animal Industry Out of 4 Funds for Meat Inspection. Washington, Dec. 20.-Secretary Wilson today stated that a discontin uance of microscopic inspection of meats sent abroad would mean the entire suspension of exports and lose to the United States $20,000,000 an nually sold to Germany. The lack of funds, he explained, was due to the increased work of the past year and two weeks' leave of absence granted each employee of the bureau outside of this city which necessitated the employment of additional men. Sec retary Wilson said he has asked con gress to make part of the appropria tion for the coming year immediately available and he had no doubt con gress will grant this authority, as it has done in previous years. "I have no doubt," he added, "that microscop ic inspection will proceed notwith standing the notice given the packing interests through the bureau of ani mal industry." General Alger Better. Detroit, Mich., Dec. 20.-It was an nounced tonight at General Alger's residence that the general's condition was somewhat better, and that a con sultation of attending physicians will: be held tomorrow to determine upon the necessity of an operation. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. JAMES CHAPPLE, M. D., C. M., Physician and Surgeon. Telephone - Residence, No. 77; Office, No. 124. Belknap Block, - Billings, Mont. J. H. RINEHART, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. First National Bank.Block, Billings, Mont. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. Belknap Block, - Billings, Mont. CLIFF LINDSEY, M. 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